News from Kansas State University Olathe
April 2016
Happy birthday to us: K-State Olathe reaches five year mark in helping Greater Kansas City area

K-State Olathe turns five on April 26. The campus opened on April 26, 2011. 

New graduate degree designed to prepare students for leadership role in science-related careers

K-State Olathe is now offering Professional Science Master in Applied Science and Technology degree. The unique degree prepares students for direct entry into a variety of science-related career options in industry, business, government and nonprofit organizations. Students also learn skills that will help them progress into leadership roles. 
Urban Food Systems Symposium focuses on importance of urban food systems to global food security

The 2016 Urban Food Systems Symposium is June 22-25 at the K-State Olathe campus. The event will spotlight urban food systems and the role they play in global food security.  

Ceva Biomune opens satellite lab
at K-State Olathe

Ceva Biomune, a Lenexa-based animal health vaccine manufacturer, is using lab space at the Kansas State University Olathe campus for part of its quality control operations. 

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Upcoming events
  • One Health Tech Night, April 27 -- Join SORA Medical Solutions LLC, the developers of the clinical decision software ApolloMED, and engineers with K-State's Health Care Operations Resource Center, or H-COR, who are collaborating with the company for a networking event centered around the future of health care. The event is 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at the K-State Olathe campus and includes several guest speakers.
    Register now.

  • Career and Employment Services Special Event, May 3 -- Beginning at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, K-State Olathe and K-State Career and Employment Services are hosting an opportunity to learn more about using career services to assist employers in achieving recruiting and hiring needs. Attendees also will be introduced to the graduate programs offered through K-State Olathe. Additional sessions are July 20 and Aug. 3. 
    Register or get more information.
  • Graduation Reception, May 11 -- May 11 is pomp and circumstance at K-State Olathe as we invite graduates and their families to attend the 2015-2016 Graduation Reception. The program begins at 5:30 p.m. More information.
  • Info sessions for academic programs, May 24 -- Thinking about going back to school? Join K-State Olathe at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24, for a short information session about our academic programs. Register or get more information.
  • One Health Summer Online Course -- School may be out for the summer, but it's the right time for high school juniors and seniors to get a jump on the college experience -- and a potential future career. The "One Health Summer Online Course" is a free, noncredit course for students interested in the biosciences. The course is offered online and runs June 1-22. Register or get more information. 
Around the campus

Purple runs deep in the Greater Kansas City area as nearly 1,000 people attended the All-University Open House at Kansas State University Olathe on Saturday, April 16. The event marks the largest attendance in the campus' history.

Nearly 200 people turned out for the Presidential Social at the Kansas State University Olathe campus on March 23. A social mixer kicked off the event, which was followed by remarks from Ralph Richardson, interim dean and CEO of K-State Olathe, and Kirk Schulz, university president, about university and campus progress. 

On April 22-23, K-State Olathe hosted the  Central Federation Council of Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education conference in the Greater Kansas City area of Kansas. The conference was for educators, researchers, industry professionals, and graduate students in the hospitality industry to network, present research and discuss teaching and industry trends.
More than 125 high school girls attended the Microsoft DigiGirlz event at K-State Olathe on March 22. The event was a partnership with Microsoft and K-State Olathe. It spotlighted women in computer science and STEM fields to encourage young women to think about STEM-related careers. The girls met with  K-State  researchers and Microsoft representatives and also participated in a wearable gadget design workshop.

Local and regional food buyers met with farmers from Kansas and Missouri at the Meet the Buyers event on March 15 at K-State Olathe. The event was an opportunity for farmers to meet buyers one-on-one and learn what it takes to do business with the grocery and foodservice industries in the area.  

On March 28, more than 60 employees from the United Way of Greater Kansas City participated in a daylong design thinking workshop at the K-State Olathe campus. The workshop focused on helping members begin developing ideas and themes for the organization's upcoming 100th anniversary in 2018 as well as find solutions for challenges at the organization, such as more meaningful communication with donors and reaching new audiences
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